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What is an Extended Validation Certificate?
An Extended Validation Certificate, also known as an EV SSL, provides the strongest possible level of encryption available and indicates that a business has the highest standards of verification. When an EV SSL certificate is verified, the applicant is vetted according to strict guidelines to prove their rights to the domain. This includes proving the legal, physical and operational existence of the business license to which the certificate will be issued.
Encrypting all sensitive data and transaction information, the Extended Validation Certificate is your strongest defence against online phishing and hacker threats. This high level of website data protection helps to safeguard critical information that may be entered on the site, such as credit card details or personal information.
Prominently displaying your company name, location and the padlock symbol in green in the address bar, your website security is immediately visible to all visitors. As a result, EV SSL is strongly recommended for all online shops, since they rely on the exchange of sensitive data and financial transactions.
Benefits of using EV SSL for your online shop
More form completions
Increase user logins
Start with EV SSL
GeoTrust True BusinessID
Protection for one domain name
Organisation Validated A higher level of authentication. Domain ownership and business authenticity are verified.
Up to 256-bit encryption
£1,250,000 loss excess amount
Protection against phishing
Display the trustworthiness of your business
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There are certain requirements that must be fulfilled in order to obtain the advanced verification of an Extended Validation Certificate. For example, businesses must undergo a thorough assessment to prove their legitimacy, such as by demonstrating their legal, physical and operational existence. Furthermore, an identity check must be carried out on all applicants.